A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (groan)
a. moan (of emotional pain)
Era terrible escuchar los lamentos de la familia en el funeral.It was terrible to hear the family's moans at the funeral.
b. wail (of physical pain)
Impotentes, escuchábamos los lamentos de las personas atrapadas en los escombros.Powerless, we listened to the wails of those trapped in the rubble.
2. (expression of sorrow)
a. lament
El poema es un lamento a la infancia perdida.Her poem is a lament on lost childhood.
b. lamentation
En la obra, la muerte de Marco Antonio es seguida por el lamento de Cleopatra.In the play, Mark Antony's death is followed by Cleopatra's lamentation.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. moan, cry of pain
lament; lamentation (formal); moan; wail
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